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Five Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed at Urmia Prison

1 Oct 18
Five Prisoners Scheduled to Be Executed at Urmia Prison

Iran Human Rights (Oct 1, 2018): At least five prisoners who were charged with murder were transferred to the solitary confinement of Urmia Central Prison today.

According to a close source, on the morning of Monday, October 1, at least five prisoners were transferred to the solitary confinement.

The prisoners were all sentenced to death on murder charges and they will be executed if they fail to gain the consent of the plaintiffs.

It should be noted that at least 14 prisoners have also been transferred to the solitary confinement at Rajai Shahr Prison to be executed.

According to Iran Human Rights annual report on the death penalty, 240 of the 517 execution sentences in 2017 were implemented due to murder charges. There is a lack of a classification of murder by degree in Iran which results in issuing a death sentence for any kind of murder regardless of intensity and intent.